• Predrag Lj Stefanović, Laboratory for Thermal Engineering and Energy, Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Serbia
  • Zoran J Marković, Laboratory for Thermal Engineering and Energy, Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Serbia
  • Vukman V Bakić, Laboratory for Thermal Engineering and Energy, Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Serbia
  • Dejan B Cvetinović, Laboratory for Thermal Engineering and Energy, Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Serbia
  • Nikola V Živković, Laboratory for Thermal Engineering and Energy, Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Serbia
  • Vuk D Spasojević, Laboratory for Thermal Engineering and Energy, Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Serbia

Kolubara Mine Lignite Emission Factor Evaluation

  • In accordance with the Revised 1996 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, it is recommended that more precise and reliable data characteristics of the locally used fossil fuel should be introduced in GHG inventory preparation. This paper presents the evaluation of emission characteristics of low calorific Kolubara open pit mined lignite. The samples of coal were carefully selected to cover a wide range of net calorific value, ash, and moisture content, in order to ensure the coverage of wide spectra of the expected lignite qualities that are usually supplied to Serbian thermal power plants. Performed correlation analysis indicated that linear correlation between the net calorific value and the ash, moisture, and the content of combustible matter in the coal samples exists. From obtained set of results it was possible to determine the dependence between the carbon content as well as the emission factor and the net calorific value of the coal. For the range of coal with net calorific values taken in the consideration, derived correlation gives considerably higher values for the emission factor, compared to the standard IPCC recommended value for lignite.
  • Keywords
    greenhouse gases, Kolubara mine lignite, emission factor
  • Pages
    241 - 251
  • Submitted
    02/02/2011
  • Revised
    06/06/2011
  • Accepted
    06/13/2011
  • UDC
    662.613+662.641.2:504.7
  • BIBLID
    0350-218X, 37 (2011), 2, 241-251
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